Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Mexico Shots

I mentioned yesterday that people have died from the cold in the state of Chihauhau. The following picture was taken in 2007 in Creel, Chihauhau. This is a small town in the Copper Canyon region of Mexico.

Just how warm do you suppose the inhabitants of this house, and hundreds others just like it, are?

The governor for the state of the Yucatan announced yesterday that they will be distributing 84 thousand jackets and 30 thousand blankets to the citizens of that state. (it borders where I live, Quintana Roo) Temps there have been hovering in the 40s, around 4.5C.


Calypso said...

"84 thousand jackets and 30 thousand..."

Wow - puts it all in perspective. They are selling thin blankets here.

Our Governor hasn't been seen without a scarf around his neck for a couple months ;-)

We have little to complain about here in the Lance with forced sir heat - except we are paying rent in Xico for a place that is too cold to be in ;-0

Life's a Beach! said...

I can't imagine being in a cold little hut with no heat. We've had furnaces and/or power go out in the winter for up to a week, but we had a fireplace, wood, and warm clothes. And we could also go to the mall or sit in our car with the heater on to get warm. It wasn't pleasant, but we managed. Those people don't have those options. It's easy to forget that so many people on this planet don't these basic comforts.

threecollie said...

It is a terrible thing to be cold and I feel for those poor souls. Hope it warms up to normal quickly.

Jane said...

Ten years ago, in a quite charming rural Yucatan village (surrounded by crops grown to be transported to Cancun), I noticed a lot of dead banana trees, and was told, "The leaves were killed by frost, but the plants aren't dead and will grow new leaves." This is the type of cold they are experiencing now. Thousands upon thousands there live in one-room huts with dirt floors, where dampness rots off the bottom of doors--if they are fortunate enough to have a door. This is why well-managed tourism is so important--to lift families out of extreme poverty.